For the 23rd Match of the ICC Under-19 World Cup, India takes on Papua New Guinea at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on February 19 at 09:30 local time.
For now, things seem to be on the side of Team India with two very crucial wins against Pakistan and Scotland. On the other hand, Papua New Guinea should be in a lot of pressure with two losses for two matches that they have played.
Indian team has been in good form, although their top batting line has been unsteady for both matches. Captain Vijay Zol has underperformed for both the matches, including the warm-up match against Sri Lanka, but this game can be a redeeming option for the batting line.
AK Bains, SV Samson and AA Herwadkar should be the main batsmen to watch, while in bowling line, DJ Hooda and AA Gani are in top form.
With a quick couple of early wickets, Team India should be in good place to get away with this one. Follow live scores here.
Papua New Guinea Under-19s has lost its previous two matches to Scotland and Pakistan, and their knock against India can be their way to bounce back in the tournament, though the chances are dim for now.
Their key opener K Doriga will have a lot of hopes pinned on him, and KV Morea and A Nao will be the bowlers who may turn tables for the Indian batting line that hasn’t created much firework.
It’s a sunny day at Sharjah Cricket Stadium tomorrow, and Indian and Papua New Guinea fans will be expecting some spark at the crease.